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A lock of Napoleon's hair and other items stolen in Australia

Published on Apr 15, 2014 1:05 PM

SYDNEY (AFP) - A lock of Napoleon Bonaparte's hair and other "priceless" artefacts linked to the French emperor have been stolen from a museum in Australia, police said on Tuesday.

Burglars broke into the building on Victoria state's Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne, in what was believed to be a targeted robbery.

"The offender(s) have jemmied open cabinets inside and stolen numerous priceless antiques," a police statement said.

"The stolen items included a ring and (a glass frame) containing Napoleon's hair, a ribbon inscribed by Napoleon in 1815 and a snuff box."

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